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around the boardwalk in atlantic city. i have seen some pictures on twitter were the streets and look like rivers. they are really taking a pounding. starting at 6:00 tonight, travel restrictions are in place in baltimore city. >> only emergency personnel are permitted on the road. we're going to check on the latest on the storm with tom tasselmyer. >> the center is rapidly approaching new jersey. 90-mile an hour wind is still estimated. it has not lost street. it is maintaining tropical characteristics right up to landfall. the forecast traffic is expected to take the storm system through the delaware bay through northern maryland to the mountains. whatever is left is coming our way in the next six to 12 hours. rainfall has been substantial and is likely to get heavier. you see these spiraling bands pushing back. they are all the way into ohio. to the self in critical there has wrapped in, the rain -- to the south, the rain has changed to snow. i want to zoom in closer and change the perspective. dovergoing to put on the radar. display. the wind this is how we find tornadoes in the a
? >> it is a couple hundred miles to 300 miles east-southeast of ocean city and we think it will bypass the mouth of the chesapeake bay. i hate to say this for folks in new jersey but we wanted it to come on shore and new jersey and that is better for us. we look at the doppler and we see heavy rain on the outer bands on the eastern shore counties. that is represented by the dark orange and yellows that you see. i will set this in motion and it is going east to west as it passes by off of the delmarva coastline. the heaviest rain should stay from baltimore east. in the western suburbs i think it will be just light rain it start but everybody will get the heavy rain eventually. we expect from two it eight rain through the evening and jeovernight. the winds are not bad around baltimore. north wind at 10 at b.w.i., gusting higher on the eastern shore and beaches. the winds will increase through the day. you may say right now nothing is going on. but by this evening and early tonight it will be gusting close to 60 miles an hour. after we have had rain all day will knock a few trees down and power lin
. -- step by step details. ava is in ocean city and she will keep us informed of what is happening on the beach. >> i wish i could show you just how cold we are out here. with the wind chill, it feels like the 40's. we are absolutely drenched in rain. winds gusting to about 60 miles per hour. i want to show you that as the sun is starting to lighten up the sky, the winds are a lot better, especially as the big towards the distance. eight-to-15-foot waves. they are causing a lot of rough surf and frost off the beaches as well. here come the waves right now as this bill through the vegetation -- they still to the vegetation. it is starting to flood inside each area. floodwaters are starting to make their way in there. big concerns in ocean city all over the coast. coastal flooding will be a major concern. mandatory evacuation in place south of 17th street. we will continue to see the water rise on both sides of ocean city. the winds could be gusting up to hurricane force as we go throughout the day, that will cause minor structural damage. as of yet, we've not heard any major reports
live coverage as maryland prepares for sandy's arrival. we're live in baltimore city. we will begin our coverage right here. >> i will give you the wide view and the close of view. we have good and bad news in boast -- both respects. the center of the storm, the white bob, on the right hand of your screen -- you noticed that it is a parallel to the chesapeake bay. that is the mouth of chesapeake, that is the center of the storm. yesterday, we thought it would go in this direction. it looks like that will not be the case. we will miss the worst-case scenario here in maryland. we still think it will come on shore somewhere in the southern part of new jersey later on today. the bad news is that the storm is getting stronger. the winds are 85 miles per hour. it will get even stronger before it makes landfall in new jersey later today. around baltimore, the big story this morning is the ring, not necessarily the route -- the wind. the rain has been coming down at about an inch, inch and a half per hour. we will zoom in and see what is happening in some of the rainfall areas. switchback over
for the approaching storm. >> i am lowell melser in ocean city. >> welcome back to the extended edition of the news at 6:00. >> thousands are being told to evacuate coastal areas of delaware, new jersey, connecticut, and other areas. cancelednes have k more than 5000 flights. tom tasselmyer has been tracking the storm all day and the past several days. >> it seems to be behaving the way the models indicated. the critical part will be tonight into tomorrow morning. that is when the storm is expected to return. it is still 270 miles south of cape hatteras. it makes the turn toward us. we will be watching for the band to the northwest. we have two weather elements. we have the front to the west. there is cold air behind it. the radar is starting to show some paint indicating snow. the cold air is dropping in. the hurricane is approaching from the south and east. that is expected to hit the coast tomorrow afternoon. when the two elements combine, sandy will not be a hurricane. it will be an even stronger nor'easter coming in from the east of the ocean into our area. for more on that, let's go to joan c
back in a few minutes. we will send it down to sarah in notion city. >> -- ocean city. >> it it really is a beautiful evening, a lot of people are outside this evening. the water is relatively calm. the biggest concerns they have right now are flooding and beach erosion. they tell me there is an emergency plan in place. officials are watching the storm's track. they're expecting some flooding, so there are high water markers in place. otherwise, they're not many sandbags out. the city is relatively busy. officials are meeting regularly to evaluate the track. >> we are in the beginning stages of making sure that we have lists items put away. -- loose items put away. just trying to get ahead of things. we are in the prepared this mode, the information of mud. -- mode. >> the mayor is not expecting to see evacuation's this weekend. most of the visitors to ocean city will be leaving by late sunday, sunday afternoon anyway. as far as residents, at that point, they will most likely be asked to stay inside. >> it does not even look like an evacuation city for ocean city. the worst part of the
to baltimore city, where the mayor is briefing everyone. >> will be closed. trash pickup will be postponed. please do not put out any trash this evening. i know that probably seems like common sense, but it needs to be said, please do not put out your trash this evening. if there are sustained winds that warrant mandatory travel restrictions, we will not hesitate to make that announcement. again, if we have sustained winds that warrant mandatory travel restrictions, we will not hesitate to make that announcement. stay tuned. any potential restrictions will not apply to any uniformed personnel, emergency vehicles, hospital employees, or medical providers. potential travel restrictions will not apply to uniformed personnel, emergency vehicles, hospital employees, and medical providers. we will reach the point of this storm this evening where people will need to stay off the roads completely, hunkered down at home, and ride out the storm. do not under any circumstance. turnaround, do not drowned. the port of baltimore is closed and waterway traffic is restricted in and around the chesapeake b
live coverage with tony pann, jennifer franciotti and ava marie in ocean city. we begin with tony who's been tracking the storm from the weather center. >> this is not going to be a worst-case scenario for maryland but not a walk in the park, either. the storm is 200 miles off the coast of the outer banks of north carolina right now so a good distance from us. 58 at the airport, cloudy skies and windy out there, northeast wind at the airport at 15. winds will continue out of the north-northeast today at 10 to 25 miles per hour but not much rainfall around baltimore so a decent day to get things you got run around, no big deal. there is heavy rain along the eastern shore shifting towards baltimore later tonight. today, showers, breezy, temperatures in the low 60's. the worst part of the storm for us will be mondayach -- monday afternoon and monday night with heavy rain, instead winds 30 to 50 miles per hour. wind diminishing on tuesday but turning cold and there could be snow in the mountains on tuesday. obviously a complicated forecast. i'll go through it step by step in a few minutes
today. it feels like a winter day. >> one area we have been tracking has been ocean city. >> ava marie braved the elements all day yesterday. a big difference today. >> what a difference. the wind is not as strong. we could get some gusts up to 60 miles per hour. there was a little bit of debris and damage in ocean city. this is a piece of roofing. notices a large piece of roofing. that was the bigger concern yesterday. nobody was injured with that. you'll still see this strewn about in ocean city. coastal flooding is no longer a concern in ocean city. the waves are not as big as we saw yesterday. there's still a flood watch. we had some light drizzle this morning. there could still be an additional inch of rain throughout the day today and into tomorrow morning. that will add to the flood concerns. ava marie, wbal-tv 11 news. back to you, tim. >> we are along the banks of the jones falls. you can see how high it was at one point overnight. this water came over across the guard rail. we are here in baltimore city. concerns about the weather. you can see leaves along the roadway. the sh
to fix the gust part. sometimes i forget to erase things on the graphics. it was 65 at ocean city yesterday. recap your day for us. >> it was incredible. i wish just glued to twitter. were you glued to it as well? i think tony is gone. i had to change my clothing twice because i had so much rain coming down on me. ee. waves were something to sa we're still seeing some of standing water in ocean city. notice all the debris on the road. this is what we're concerned about, things clogging the drains. this is the same concern we're seeing around baltimore city. so many leaves have yet to fall . temperatures in the low 40's. the wind out of the south. that is what we're dealing with today. things are getting better in ocean city. the wind is gusting up about 60 miles per hour. >> so much better this morning. kim dacey is in annapolis. how are things looking this morning? >> it is a lot better today. things have really eased up. we have a steady rain falling. nothing like we were seeing like yesterday. i spoke to the emergency management folks. crews have been out since about midnight,
the coast. i'm live at ocean city where conditions are at their worst. yesterday we just had wind and now we have rain driving in our faces and waves starting to push toward the shore. there is a chance some areas will continue it see flooding. we are seeing the water spill through the walkway here at 32nd street and starting to pool toward the homes. we continue it watch this flooding and that will be an issue as we continue to head toward high tide. we will continue to track this. the winds are picking up as they continue to gust to near 60 miles an hour right now and could get stronger as the storm continues to approach us. to check what is happening right now in annapolis wove kim dacey. how -- we have kim dacey. >> i will have the latest on the conditions her as wind an rain continue coming up. >> when will the worst of the weather arrive? tony is tracking the storm as "11 news today" continues right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> our big story is the storm. pretty much the only story this morning quite frankly. the path of hurricane sandy. >> we have
. >> i am lowell melser live in ocean city, maryland. i will have details coming up in a live report. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news. live, local, late breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00. >> our big story tonight is the preparation for and status of hurricane sandy. >> thousands are being told to evacuate. >> airlines have canceled more than 5000 flights as it moves north. we have lied team coverage. first, we throw it over to tom tasselmyer. he has been tracking the storm for day. >> it is still a ways off but already impacting our whether. it is well over 300 miles to the south of ocean city. we have been dealing with showers on the eastern shore down to north carolina. even though it is hundreds of miles away, it is already influencing our weather. we have the front off to the west. then we have the bands coming in from the east. the two will combine to with the maryland-pennsylvania line. where they come together, snady is expected to become stronger. the storm is only going to get worse as it makes it approach. for more on the expected track, let's go to john collins at the
to restore power to about 130,000 households. peck's light rain has started to fall here in ocean city, but that is bought -- that is not stopping the cleanup efforts from going on. many people telling us it really could have been much worse. after a thrashing from sandy along the maryland oceanfront with sustained winds of more than 40 miles an hour, a lot of cleaning up to do tuesday morning. >> it was scary. >> for folks who live around here, many were expecting the worst. >> obviously a lot of debris and trash. a lot of cleanup will be happening, but all in all, i think we faired well. >> i think we totally lucked out. we are definitely saved by the dune protection, and even the digging up of the boardwalk- regan to the water from going into the stores. -- digging up of the boardwalk might have helped to prevent the water from going into the stores. >> there was severe damage done to the ocean city fishing pier. >> i guess we were lucky to not get it as bad as other places. it is just weird, looking at it. there is sand works and should not be. -- there is sand where sand should no
the northeast. new jersey takes a direct hit. new york city especially hard hit. cabs floating down the street. subway tunnels floweded. a hospital evacuated overnight. tounds still under water in connecticut and long island and daylight is just beginning to reveal the full impact of it all, tuesday, october 30th. 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," tracking sandy, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the damage from sandy is widespread and extensive. while the worst of it seems to be behind us, the storm is still having an impact all up and down the northeast. this was a situation of choose your poison. some people got hit with devastating wind, others drenching rains. the storm surge did so much damage in some places it was all three of those. >> and exceeded even what forecasters had predicted, a terrible storm. many people waking up in the dark this morning. sandy officially made landfall near atlantic city, new jer
. >> we have late breaking news out of new york city. police have arrested a man they say was plotting to blow up the federal reserve building. suspect quazi mohammad rezwanul ahsan nafis has been arrested after an investigation by the fbi and nypd. he tried to detonate material outside the world trade center. his associates were undercover officers. stay tuned for any late breaking developments. we also have late breaking developments from the trial of two police officers accused of beating and university of maryland student. as we understand, the judge has dismissed all but the most serious charge of assault. lowell melser has more. >> the defense attorneys were able to get the judge to drop the most serious charge of first-degree assault, this as one of the two officers took the stand in his own defense. >> the judge did dismiss the most serious charge, yes. no further comment. we are still in trout. >> the lawyers react after the -- we're still in trial. lawyers reacts. james harrison and reginald baker are accused of beating student john mckenna. baker, a former marine and special
say he will be disciplined under the city schools code of conduct. an unidentified man was found shot inside a taxicab after an incident in east baltimore tonight. city police responded to the area of north central avenue and east preston street around 8:40. the victim's injuries are not life-threatening. there is no word yet on a possible suspect or motive. >> an active duty member of the u.s. navy was fatally shot last night in southwest baltimore. family members say that alonso gladden and his younger brother were unloading groceries for their grandmother when two men approached and someone opened fire before escaping in a dark vehicle. police have no motive or suspects at this time. family members described alonso as the smart one in the family who just had a promotion in the navy. they are understandably heartbroken. >> he made it out of the hood, did something good and came back to the united states for this? he did not deserve any of this at all. >> police are urging anyone with any information about this crime to call the homicide unit. metro crimestoppers is also offering a $
. there was severe damage done to the ocean city fishing pier. >> we heard about how bad it was going to be and i guess we were lucky not to get it as bad as other places. it is just weird, looking at it. there is sand where san should not be. >> there was a lot of flooding. we looked out on the boardwalk, where city crews were assessing the damage. mostly sand and debris, and after the rumors were confirmed, a portion of the fishing pier was washed away. you can see the pylon's less standing in the water. we headed up coastal highway where there was evidence of extensive flooding on the bayside. some water still standing and other areas where it had washed back, debris was everywhere. utility crews got a jump early, but according to del mar representative power, there are no reported outages in ocean city. when damage was everywhere you look, from signs blown out, a construction signed in dover, and a son of a hotel completely blown off. beach erosion was expensive, too. the 9-13 foot waves eroded away a good portion of the dune system of the city that was put in place to protect properties. mor
traffic at those lights that are out. >> thank you. we now want to head to ocean city where we check in live with ava marie. she endured quite a bit yesterday. it is much calmer now. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. it is still very windy here and the wind is so cold. the wind chill is in the 30's right now. the water is just cresting over there. that is nothing compared to when we saw the waves yesterday when they were high enough to flood inland areas in ocean city. not only did we see flooding from the oceanside, but from the bay side as well. it did force them to shut down a lot of roads, not only because of water but because of standing debris as well. when we surveyed today, that was the majority of the damage we saw. pretty minor in nature. there was some damage from wind, including areas of reform are -- areas of roof torn off. the water was forming a bit of a river outside of our hotel as well as along the beach. it did for an entire lake along the beach homes. some of them might have sustained some flooding damage. we saw a lot of flooding along the bay side because they
that bring it on shore monday night or tuesday morning around new york city. 2 bring it down around atlantic city. my guess is it will come in somewhere in between. if any comes to their vacation, we will miss the worst part of the storm which means we will not a big storm surge at the chesapeake bay. we will still be in the storm, though. that means flooding is possible on monday. five or 6 inches. heavy rain continued into tuesday but it will continue to be much colder. in the 40's. even some snow in western maryland. i will talk more about in a few minutes. >> right now is the time to prepare for a storm like hurricane sandy, a residence in maryland are gathering everything they need. >> door is live in cells -- fells point. >> we are one of three locations in flooding area. another big threat with storms like these are power outages. for many people, the question tonight is where can i find a generator? >> wow. >> susan is like millions of us on the east coast this weekend. stocking up for sandy. >> plenty of canned food. tour licht paper. t paper. i did want to be prepared. there are a
. a live report is next. >> as sandy turns up the east coast, ocean city residents are asked to prepare for the worst. >> could the threat of sandy be the reason for massive lines at early voting sites? >> and lady liberty has a birthday. how officials mark the occasion. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11, live, local, late breaking. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> bracing for sandy, hundreds of thousands preparing for the worst as the category one storm barrels up the u.s. coastline and has already killed 58 people in the caribbean. welcome to 11 news sunday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm mindy basara. an 800-mile swath of the country is in the crosshairs of sandy. >> residents on the east coast are preparing for winds, rain, and snow in some areas. >> we have live coverage with tony pann and jennifer franciotti. we begin with tony. >> today's not going to be a big deal. it will be a good day to prepare for things. we might get some rain and it will be breezy today but not a lot happening. right now 59 at the airport. northeast wind at 12. winds will pick
miles east-southeast of ocean city and moving north. so it won't come up the chesapeake bay and that is good news. we were concerned about that a couple of days ago but it looks like it will come onshore in new jersey. we could see heavy rain on the eastern shore counties right now with lighter rain in the with respect suburbs. at the airport you see winds are not terrible around baltimore. north wind eight up to about 20 miles an hour gusting. they will pick up this morning and this afternoon. the worse part of the storm will be this afternoon and this evening. by the time we get there the rain will be much heavier, wind gusts 30 to 40 miles an hour by this evening 40 to 60 miles an hour as the storm comes onshore in new jersey. cold comes in tomorrow. snow is likely in parts of maryland. blizzard warnings are in effect in gerarrett county. we will talk more about there and i will take you step by step through the storm process in a few minutes. first well say hello to ava marie at ocean city. you saw the sustained winds up to 85 miles an hour so you could easily see gusts
of course. and the mayor is calling for more orange during a rally outside city hall. she encouraged people to where orange and support of the birds. robbie joins us with more accurate course there's a banner out of city hall, saying good luck orioles. >> go! o-r-i-o-l-e-s! hundreds gathered to show support for the orioles. and tonight and new york city. the new banner, which hangs right in front of city hall. everyone is excited about the orioles. >> we are going to make it always starting with this year. [applause] >> how amazing has this month been? >> it reminds me of 1966 when the orioles won the world series. that is the feeling we have today. that is the feeling that i want them to have in new york city we can sweep them and beat them in your. >> good luck, orioles. >> thank you so much. while the orange excitement is certainly a point of pride, the better business bureau says it could make them easy targets for scams. that is because you are buying tickets for games that are not guaranteed to happen. at&t officials said there are ways to protect yourselves from blowing up to $1,200
for the homestead tax benefit credit. the deadline is december 31. barry simms is live outside city hall with that story. >> it is a long time benefit. the homestead tax credit offered by the state of maryland. to get it for next year, you do have to apply. members of the baltimore city council want to make sure everyone knows about it could the council says 25,000 households in baltimore city are receiving the credit today, but have not applied to receive its in 2013. the council believes that many who have not applied our senior residents of the city and they want to make sure that no one misses out. >> baltimore city limits the increase in your property taxes to know more than 4% from one year to the other. the average savings in baltimore city households that is in this program is $1060. >> we don't want people to miss out on that money, leaving that money on the table for the state or whoever else wants to claim it. >> it could mean a substantial increase in the mammoth tax is that you pay without the tax credit. >> again, the deadline is december 31. new year's eve 2012. you can on
face a second lawsuit in just one week. there are plans to file a class action lawsuit against city officials for what one man calls unfair practices in collecting water bills. according to him, the city enforces liens on individuals who cannot pay but does not collect from commercial customers. >> think about it. you lose your home because you 0 $300 water bill. that is ridiculous when you have corporations that owe millions of dollars. >> training to sue ensuing does not solve the problem. we have -- threatening to ensuing does not solve the problem. -- threatening to sue and suing does not solve the problem. >> he has been on the job for several weeks but only last week did the baltimore city county approve the new police commissioner. he outlined his plan to combat city crime. the hearing drew protesters angry that residents were not involved in the selection process. the mayor's office released the names of 28 organizations and community leaders its claims were consulted in the selection of the commissioner. the full council still has to confirm his nomination. baltimore county
would like to find my child's photographs. >> much of the city resembles a ghost town. community members are promising to rebuild. >> we will rebuild. it will take a long time we will be back by next summer. >> the bridge to the shore behind me is still close to the public today and likely will be for a couple of days due to safety reasons. president obama is visiting the damage for himself today. >> check meanwhile, thousands in and near ocean city were forced to evacuate before the storm made landfall. residents say that there was plenty of wind damage to pickup, debris, down signs, and the buildings will need to be repaired. the worst damage was done by the water. the swollen day flooded city streets and stores and ocean waves as high as 13 feet washed away most of the beaches and dunes and a large portion of the fishing pier. all in all, residents consider themselves lucky. closer to baltimore, we spotted people in the low-lying city areas to have to wade through floodwaters, people in wilson's. and other areas are used to flooding waters, but they say this was not nearly as bad as 2
in baltimore city. the rain is starting to come down. we will continue to monitor things. >> thank you. >> the use of 911 versus 311. the mayor had reminded people that 3 chondroitin 11 is up and running. -- 311 is up and running. >> and they were talking about preferring to use texting. a lot of times, you cannot get a takes a lot, but it less power and a lot less space, i suppose, to send a text, so if you can do that, do that instead of a phone call. on the way to work this afternoon, in this era of texting and cell phones, in order to conserve energy in the event that we lose power, turned the brightness down. make sure you close out the phone soons on your you can have your cell phone ready. if you need to call, you will not be able to plug-in because you have lost power. that is a way to conserve energy on your cell phone. >> our live and continuing coverage of hurricane city continues in just a moment. do not go anywhere -- of >> and the time right now is about 6:40. welcome back to our continuing coverage of the hurricane. thank you for staying with us. we will check in with ou
coverage tonight as the storm approaches the mid-atlantic region. sarah sampson is in ocean city tonight, where residents could be on the front line of the storm. george is in the low-lying areas of fell's point as people are gathering sandbags. but let's go to our meteorologist who is tracking the storm. john, what's the latest? >> well, sandy is a hurricane, marginal, category one, with 75-mile-an-hour winds, a little better than 300 miles away from cape hatteras. here's what the weather looks like for us. we had the cold front to the west and all that moisture coming up from the south from sandy. but it's kind of held down to the extreme southeast virginia, the mouth of the chesapeake bay. we've had a very nice afternoon this afternoon so far. let's switch over to our main computer and here are the various tracks. we still got a variety of solutions, but most of them converge on new jersey. i want to kind of focus now, instead of having two or three of these little spinning symbols about where various models talk, the three main models, the european, the g.f.s. and the nam are coming
>> we continue our live coverage of the aftermath of sandy. >> i'm tim tooten in baltimore city. >> i'm jennifer franciotti reporting live at mema where we have been updating the situation overnight. >> when can we look forward to seeing this all this come to an end? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. our coverage continues this morning. we have a team of reporters spread across the metro area. >> how much longer before we're rid of all this? >> it will take a while. things are better than they were yesterday. you can see the circulation of what is left of sandy. rain showers will taper off. it is still kind of windy. there is a south wind. the wind will be pushing up the bay. the high tides will comment above average. it feels like 35 with the wind. it is a winter like morning. the wind may gust up t
problem in ellicott city. route 99 is closed because of a downed pole. the roads are a little wet. 65 on 83 south coming down from hunt valley. a nice start despite the fact the roads are wet. here's a quick, live look at traffic. southbound traffic is moving well. this is 70 at 29. traffic is checking out just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, howard county police are hoping hidden cameras can catch a peeping tom. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more on this investigation. >> the roommates discovered the camera hidden inside a bedroom closet. police believe the camera had been there for months. you can see the suspects face wally set up the camera. the roommates already 20's in ellicott city. police say the man came in and installed a hidden camera and came back multiple times to move the camera into different positions. >> women have not been able to identify the suspect for us. our investigators have done research into contractors and maintenance workers and some of those -- and none of those leads have panned out. >> no sign of forced entry. anyon
new york city, in hoboken, new jersey, correspondent katy tur has been covering there for us all day, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, for the first time since monday night people are able to leave their homes to get a good sense of what the damage is. but the water is still very high in a number of these areas, and they're not expecting it to be fully gone until at least tomorrow night. 20,000 people trapped, hoboken became a virtual island as 20,000 gallons of water overwhelmed the town. the national guard came in to help, delivering much needed food and supplies to those still stranded. >> one thing we truly need is more feel. >> reporter: the hoboken mayor. >> we need more fuel, resources, so anybody who is listening to this in the city of hoboken or neighboring towns who can get to us, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >> reporter: as the length of this mixture of water, sewer, and oil turned into ponds, some got their first chance to assess the damage. how does it smell in there? >> i don't want to know. >> reporter: like pretty much every one else, t
in ellicott city. lane closures remain in effect. up to speed on the west side down towards baltimore national pike. no problems on 795. a smooth ride coming down towards mount carmel on the harrisburg expressway. 61 and the southbound b-w parkway appeared still moving well despite the rain on the west side. 10 minutes to go south on 95 towards 32. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is the key bridge. rather like to and from the key bridge. 50 at sandy point in great shape. -- rather light to and from the key bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> howard county police are looking for a man that has been spying on some women from inside their home. >> jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> they have him on camera. the roommates discovered the camera hidden inside a bedroom closet last month. police believe the camera had been there for months. you can see the suspect's face as he sets up the camera. the roommates are in their 20's. they live in ellicott city. police say the man came in and installed a hidden camera in both of their bedrooms and came back multiple times to
at the current temperatures right now. 40's across much of the city, 46 at the inner harbor, 42 at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. a few of you in the northwest suburbs may see your first frost this morning. as we look into the rest of the morning for the marathon, by 8:00 a.m., 45 degrees with sunny skies and winds will be light. that's different from last year. still sunny through the middle half of the race and temperatures around 59 by lunch time. dress in layers but you have the sun through this morning. we will talk about the seven-day when we return. >> the orioles' postseason run comes to an end with a tough fifth game loss in new york. the team returned to baltimore around 1:00 a.m. 11 news was on the scene when waiting fans formed. and while the o's wanted nothing more than to move on to the next round of the postseason, it's hard to say the season was a disappointment, the team accomplished much more than expected. >> the orioles magical 2012 season came to an end last night, a 3-1 loss to the yankees last night in game five of the alds. the yankees had a true ace, c.c. sabathia
the baltimore city police officers are on suspension after the death of a man in police custody. the medical examiner determined that anthony anderson died of blunt force trauma. his family is calling for murder charges against the police officers who arrested him shortly before he died. we are live a police headquarters with the latest. >> the autopsy concluded that anthony anderson died a violent death, suffering blunt force trauma including broken ribs and a ruptured spleen. his death was ruled a homicide which technically means death at the hands of another person. local activists and relatives of anthony anderson rallied to call for murder charges against three police officers who arrested him on the timber 21st. >> we are calling for murder charges. we are calling for these officers to be fired. an end to their paid vacation at the taxpayers' expense. >> anthony anderson and counted the officers on this make it lot. detectives assigned to the violent crime section reported they moved in to arrest him after they caught him in a drug deal. >> the observed with the expected -- suspected t
track hurricane sandy headed this way. >> live in ocean city, we are definitely starting to feel the effects of sandy, even though she is not near the coast yet. i will have a live report coming up your request a state of emergency in queen anne's county and military equipment is also in place. >> are you ready for hurricane sandy? details straight ahead. >> sandy continues to creep up the coast and will soon turn to the jersey shore. we will have the latest from new jersey coming up. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> if you have not already, i would say, in the next few hours, in the next four hours to five hours, those are your last chance to get ready for the storm appeared >> potentially unprecedented weather event that will again tonight and could extend through midday on tuesday. >> the unique part of the storm is unlike any other storm have seen in 20 years of office. the back end of this storm is cold and snow. >> we are urging all citizens to hunker down at home and stay off the r
not pass that a casino may not open in baltimore city. we asked david collins to look into the claim and he joins us with our own fact check. >> the last line of the tv ad got our attention. the general manager of the new baltimore city casinos as we are ready to build here and all that has to happen as question 7. >> we are ready to build right here. we are ready and it's real. all that has to happen as question 7. >> this claim is misleading. the casino will operate regardless of the outcome. they awarded caesars entertainment group a license over the summer and they will operate south of the stadium under the harrah's name. a city review panel rejected the proposal for a massive parking garages. they are seeking changes in the plans for traffic flow. the two-story facility will have 3700 slot machines. they want to partner with hotels and restaurants including shuttles back and forth. >> we will bring table games right here. >> passage will allow table games. caesars owns the world series of poker and pledged to schedule an aventis question 7 passes. >> a $25 million investment that will
storm. the death toll is now at least 40. the biggest city in the country has been staggered. power is out for more than 8 million homes and businesses, and that's an early low ball estimate across 15 states. an early guess at the cost of this storm would begin at $50 billion in damage and lost business. the map of the atlantic coastline, especially the jersey shore has been simply redrawn in some areas. the president is touring the damage in new jersey tomorrow. today he told the folks across this entire region, america is with you. here is where this storm is now. it's centered 50 miles east-southeast of pittsburgh. think of it this way, the same storm that plunged the east coast into darkness was causing 60 mile an hour winds as far away as gary, indiana. the storm's being felt in wisconsin. it made a direct hit on the jersey shore. ron allen is in point pleasant beach to start off our coverage tonight. ron, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian, the storm came ashore about an hour's drive south of here and completely obliterated beach front properties like this h
on that in a moment. >>> first, in new york city the subway system remains crippled after heavy flooding caused what officials say the worst damage in its 108 year history. no one knows when it will be up and running again. >>> let's go back to new jersey. there were countless rescues there and for some the realization that they were no match for mother nature. >> terrible. it was awful. it was the worst thing i ever saw. the waters came down like crazy. we were sorry we stayed. >> well, let's go live now to kathryn craig. she's from our new york station, wnbc. she is down in lower manhattan. kathryn, thank you for joining us. it's a ghost town. it's incredibly eerie. can you describe it for us? >> reporter: people call it a ghost town, lib. this is the financial heart of new york city. in this area so much work is going on. right over here you can see all of this water coming out. what workers are doing is pumping water out of the office buildings here. there's also a subway station next to us and that had 13 feet of water from the tracks all the way up to the ceiling underground. it is a pretty gr
-old man from bangladesh is being held this morning on charges of plotting to blow up the new york city headquarters of the federal reserve. prosecutors say he was inspired by osama bin laden and that he tried to recruit others from across the country not realizing those were undercover agents. >> reporter: this is the face of suspected bomber quazi muhammad nafis. this was his target, the federal reserve bank. he parked a van packed with what he thought was a thousand pounds of explosives trying to kill hundreds of thousands of new yorkers during the morning rush. >> he had the intent of creating mayhem here. >> it was a sting operation and nafis was under investigation for months. the undercovers even provided some of the fake bomb parts. but they say it was nafis who picked his target, helped build the bomb, and they only got on to him after he approached an informant about wanting to carry out a major attack. targeting america's economy is the most efficient way to draw the path of obliteration of america. his initial plot was supposed to be a suicide mission to bomb the new york st
about emergency response. sarah is live in ocean city with how they are preparing. with tony. to begin how bad is this going to be? >> i have a little bit of good news. it does not look like maryland is going to get the worst case scenario. this is monday night and tuesday we're talking about. the route most of the weekend, there will not be a lot going on -- threw out most of the weekend, there will not be a lot going on. over on the right-hand side of your screen, you can see the center of the storm. that starts to produce some heavy rain. by the time we get into monday morning. at the center of the storm, it does not come up the chesapeake bay. that is most certainly good news. we're still going to get some heavy rain and wind gusting between 30 and 50 miles per hour. it will be much colder on tuesday, it might even be snowing in parts of maryland. it does not look like it is going to come up the chesapeake bay with a big storm surge. rob is in the middle river, where there used to that staff. >> a lot of people are getting their boats out. you can see behind me, people are getting
in baltimore city. if you choose to vote early, you can cast your ballot at any site in your jurisdiction. for more on commitment 20 gulf coverage, go to our website, wbaltv.com. >> it was an intense mourning at owings mills high school after a student was seen carrying a firearm. it was later identified as a a b b a gun. lowell melser or as the outcome of that situation. >> police say they have a 17- year-old male student from owings mills high school in custody. police say he brought a be be done on to the school campus. -- he brought a bb gun to school. some parents are upset because they said the school never told them about the incident. tense moments at around 10:00 a.m. after baltimore county officers were sent to the school after a call that a student had some sort of weapon. >> the student is all the other person with a gun did exactly what we would want them to do. he reported it very broadly to the school administrators. they then did exactly what they were supposed to do. they locked down the school and contacted the police immediately by calling 911. >> a concern parent was a
. officials will provide county residents realtime updates through twitter. baltimore city emergency planners are going through a similar checklist. >> to see if there's gaps in coverage, to see if there's additional outreach that needs to be done. >> governor martin o'malley has signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency in maryland, providing the authority to do a number of things, including activating the national guard. >> we need to make sure our communication equipment is ready and it's wherever we need to be. we are the utility hitter for maryland and the citizens. >> b.g.e. crews are marshaling for action, as well. they spent the day preparing and stocking vehicles with power restoration materials such as poles, wires and storm kits. >> we want to safely and quickly restore power when and in it happens. >> you can track hurricane sandy's movements on our interactive radar. see how to prepare for power outages on our website, wbaltv.com. >> 5:07 and 59 degrees at b.w.i. will have much more coverage on hurricanes sandy coming up. >> with the worst weather expected on monda
posted on any problems as they develop. that is the latest on traffic. >> city police are investigating the shooting overnight in west baltimore. this extended to block of north monroe street. just after midnight. police found an adult movie -- e-mail suffered a gunshot wound. have updates as they become available. an officer involved shooting in northwest baltimore happened just before 9:00 tuesday night. near pimlico racecourse. part of a specialized unit of the force specially -- specializing with illegal gun offenders. >> there were on patrol in the area. they heard gunshots. they came to investigate. the individual almost immediately fired at police. >> one officer returned fire, hitting the suspect in the upper body. he was taken to hospital where he is currently listed in serious but stable condition. >> baltimore city police are searching for a man is a sexually assaulted a student on the notre dom of maryland campus. jennifer is live. when did this happen? >> police say they were notified about this monday night after the victim checked herself into an area hospital. according
. it now moves to a full vote of the city council. protesters gathered outside and claimed they were shut out of the selection process. >> the swearing-in took place two weeks ago. this is the first time the citizens have an opportunity to articulate their concerns. this is ceremonial. the people should have been involved. >> the mayor's office released a list of organizations it says they consulted in the selection of the commissioner. a judge dismisses first-degree assault charges. officers james harrison and reginald baker still face second-degree assault. prosecutors say they abuse their power when they assaulted john mckenna back in 2010. defense lawyers say their clients were trying to control a riot. >> john leopold says he will pay back the cost of his defense but only if he loses. he was accused of making inappropriate comments about a woman's appearance. >> frank conaway is met over the water bill problems. he announced plans to file a class action lawsuit against the city. he claims the city collects bills who cannot pay their water bills but allows businesses to skate by. some
.queens just outside new york city, dozens of homes have been lost in an overnight fire. it is still burning this morning. we'll have the latest on that straight ahead. >> and a lot of people are asking us questions. they want to know what's going on. we'll be answering them a little bit later. if you want to send us a question, tweet it to us and use the #sandytoday. want to check in with al at his post in point pleasant beach, new jersey. this is close to the point where sandy officially made landfall last night. al, good morning again. >> well, good morning, guys. and as you look down, there's atlantic beach, the atlantic ocean, and there's dunes there. i was standing on those dunes. they came down about 8:00, and the ocean came rushing in, and you see the aftermath. sand as far as you can see. flooding, too, down the block here. it's a real mess, a real mess here. let's look and show you what we've got as far as the latest on sandy. right now it's about 90 miles west of philadelphia. it's got 65-mile-per-hour winds. it's moving west northwest at 15 miles per hour. the wind gusts, again,
continuing into the afternoon. as we look at hd doppler, still heavier bouts of rain north of baltimore city. . another store north of gaithersburg that could move back into the metro area. 3:03 p.m., that is your best chance to see showers and even thunderstorms. temperatures will be in the low 70's. towards 9:00, the rain chances decrease significantly, but there are still chances tonight. we will talk about that and the seven day when we come back. >> a baltimore city police officer was rushed to shock trauma after an accident this morning. we are told he was driving his department issued motorcycle and was on his way to the training facility when he lost control and hit the wall. the officer is in good condition. 10 years ago, two snipers struck fear in the hearts of maryland residents. the shootings spark a three week search for the killers that in the end of 10 lives. >> the shootings terrorize the washington, d.c. area. over 21 days, two men shot 13 people, killing 10 of them. lee malvo was just a teenager at the time. he was sentenced to life in prison because the jurors believed he
a local activists called for the jobs of three baltimore city police officers who they say murdered a suspect in their custody. police encountered anthony anderson on a vacant lot making a drug deal. the three officers said he tried to swallow the drugs when they moved in to arrest him. the medical examiner's report listed his death as a homicide by blunt force trauma and his family wants justice. >> he was handcuffed and suffering and he died. we want these officers fired. we want them arrested and we want them convicted. if it was a normal citizen that committed homicide, they would be behind bars. >> the head of the police union says anderson's injuries are consistent with a standard take down maneuver used to arrest a suspect who may be armed. the officers involved have been suspended. baltimore city police tell 17- year-old student is now charged as an adult. officers arrested the boy thursday after he reportedly stabbed another star -- student during a monday morning fight. the victim was taken to johns hopkins and the charges include attempted first-degree murder. two men are
of games. i love to see them win. >> it was amazing. this city loves baseball. it doesn't take much, but when the o's are good, the city just goes crazy. >> pete gilbert is in tampa bay for the final series against thethat starts tonight. he will be live at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00 with the very latest. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. now that the o's are in the playoffs, do you think they have what it takes to win it all? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> nearly two dozen families are looking for a new home after their apartment building caught fire. these pictures were sent in by a viewer in odenton. these were sent to and after the fire started. no one was hurt in the fire. the red cross is providing emergency shelter. >> i came over and i saw the explosion of the flames from the upper level. the fire was explosive. you have people who lost their lives but nobody lost lives here. >> fire officials will not say what sparked the fire. >> police ar
city area. there have been numerous report s of hurricane-forces. you can see here on our doppler radar. near oakland there is thunder snow. it is enhancing the lift just like an uplift in a thunderstorm. in the cold air it is thunder snow and torrential rains falling out of those rain bands. the rain may be tapering off a little bit closer to the center. kind of like the eye of the storm where the rain and winds taper off. you may be experiencing a little bit of a lull. don't let your guard down. the rain may increase overnight into the morning as well. it may feel like things are winding down a little bit there in the northern tier, sitting right in here as you get towards the center of the storm but all of this is going to wrap back around. let's switch our view and show you to way this storm comes inland from off the ocean as category-1 hurricane slams into atlantic city with 85-mile-an-hour winds and by 8:00 this evening and now it is making progress to the west bringing all of that moisture and wind inland. it is expected to turn to the north. it is moving west. it is expected to
back. the time now as 5:10. a live look downtown from our skycam. the city lights twinkling. the sun coming up at around 7:14. currently 40 degrees. of in the low 40's in the suburbs. today will be likely similar to yesterday. a lot of areas will see quite a bit of sunshine. a cold front approaching. watch out for breezy wind. guests could be up to 30 miles per hour. mountains come up to a sprinkle and the midday. orioles game in the bronx. >> this morning, the vice presidential candidates will be back on the campaign trail after a showdown last night in the kentucky. >> halle, where the polls saying so far? >> we are waking up this morning in the polls really do not show a clear consensus one way or the other as to who came out looking stronger. after a quick handshake, joe biden and paul ryan went at it on the economy. >> stopped talking about how you care about people. show me something. show me a policy. show me a policy or you take responsibility. >> did they come in and inherit that equation? absolutely. >> they fought about medicare. >> here is the problem, they got the bear -
. >> preparations are under way for the fans and city and camden yards. and we are live with more how o's magic has taken hold. >> less than 24 hours, baltimore bars and restaurants will be packed and camden yards will be packed and the field has president looked this good in, well, 15 yards. camden is getting dressed up. the buntings are all around. major league baseball's post-season sign was painted on the grass and shows up. national television crews are setting up additional cameras on the upper and lower decks allowing viewers at home to see more angles of the game. all this preparation started just hours after fans went crazy following friday night's win. by saturday, it was still the talk of the town. >> good thing for the city. we were out last night and everybody was going wild. haven't seen the city this pumped up since the ravens' games. >> this design shop worked all night to print the new playoff victory t-shirts and get them on the racks for eager fans. >> we knew it was going to be crazy. we opened at 8:00 and probably going to stay late. >> bars and restaurants begun setting up bar
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